De Studie



➱ [Read] ➬ De Studie By Joelle Charbonneau ➼ – E17streets4all.co.uk Falen is geen optie Cia Vale heeft de spannende en uitputtende testen van het Verenigde Gemenebest overleefd en is nu samen met haar jeugdliefde Tomas, een van de twintig uitverkorenen die mag studere Falen is geen optie Cia Vale heeft de spannende en uitputtende testen van het Verenigde Gemenebest overleefd en is nu samen met haar jeugdliefde Tomas, een van de twintig uitverkorenen die mag studeren aan de universiteit Hoewel haar klasgenoten leven in een gelukzalige roes omdat hun herinneringen aan de gruwelen van de Test zijn gewist, knaagt aan Cia een onzekerheid over de toekomst Wat is er waar van het verhaal dat ze zichzelf hoorde vertellen op de Transit Communicator Achterdochtig probeert Cia meer informatie te verzamelen over de universiteit, het Test comit en haar medeleerlingen Ondertussen moet ze er natuurlijk ook voor zorgen dat ze niet opvalt in de groep Wanneer ze tot de ontdekking komt dat de afluister en spionagepraktijken niet gestopt zijn na haar toetreden tot de universiteit en dat de selectie voor de verschillenDe Studierichtingen veel weg heeft van de Test is ze vastberaden de waarheid te ontdekken Zelfs als ze daarmee haar vrienden n familie mogelijk in gevaar brengt Langzaam vervagen haar eigen grenzen op zoek naar de waarheid, want falen is geen optie.De Studie

I am a storyteller at heart I have performed in a variety of operas, musical theatre and children s theatre productions across the Chicagoland area While I m happy to perform for an audience, I am equally delighted to teach private voice lessons and use my experience from the stage to create compelling characters on the page I am the author of the Rebecca Robbins mystery series Minotaur Books , The Paige Marshall Glee Club mysteries Berkley and The Testing YA triology Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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  • De Studie
  • Joelle Charbonneau
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  • 03 August 2017
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  1. says:

    In the context of bad sequels, this is Batman and Robin kind of terrible How on earth did a series go so wrong from one book to the next My opinion of this series has changed so much in this book that I feel like I should go back to the first book to see if I had made a monumental error in rating it so highly Did I miss something outrageously bad in the first book Was I so blinded How does a series go from a 5 in one book to a 2 in the sequel The Summary This is the sequel to The Testing, i In the context of bad sequels, this is Batman and Robin kind of terrible How on earth did a series go so wrong from one book to the next My opinion of this series has changed so much in this book that I feel like I should go back to the first book to see if I had made a monumental error in rating it so highly Did I miss something outrageously bad in the first book Was I so blinded How does a series go from a 5 in one book to a 2 in the sequel The Summary This is the sequel to The Testing, in which a group of carefully selected students compete in a Hunger Games type of survival competition to determine who will win entrance to the prestigious University in Tosu City.Cia is our main character, she is a winner, one of a handful who survived the rigorous, dangerous Testing Her memories of The Testing has been erased, the process of the Testing is so secretive that nobody is allowed to remember what has happened.Only Cia does Through a concealed device, Cia has recorded what happened during the Testing, she remembers the betrayals, the murders, the competition She knows that her friends, smiling at her in the hallways of the University are willing to be as cutthroat as possible to win placement to the University One of them is her current boyfriend, Tomas.A year has passed, and Cia is now in the University, she has been selected to enter a highly prestigious leadership program As is the case with any competitive educational programs, the competition is brutal To top it off, Cia is now aware of an underground rebellion taking place against the Testing program She is unwittingly dragged into the rebellion.The Plot What plot I m sorry, was there a secret rebellion plot The book serves one purpose, and one purpose only to show how completely fucking brilliant and perfect and amazing Cia is in every conceivable way.LET S KILL OUR BEST AND BRIGHTEST I m just fucking sick of dystopians that seem to think IT S THE FUTURE OUR NATION HAS COLLAPSED LET S CHOOSE THE VERY BEST OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND GRADUALLY KILL THEM OFF MAY THE BEST ONE WIN makes perfect fucking sense.What The Fuck Seriously, WHAT THE FUCK The United States is gone There have been stages of war Nuclear war, devastation of natural resources, collapse of the government This has resulted in mutants, a general lack of resources and agriculture There are now small, scattered colonies throughout the United States, including Cia s colony, which has 1023 citizens.1023 citizens Sure Let s just KILL OFF SEVERAL OF THE BEST YOUNG PEOPLE Right.The Testing procedure, I understand Ok, survival of the best and the brightest Up to a certain extent, it s understandable After the Testingkilling off MORE people who get bad grades No That doesn t make any fucking sense His head lolls back His braids drag on the ground I wait for Obidiah to sit up He doesn t I look for the rise and fall of his chest, but there is nothing.He is gone Redirected Dead If I am not careful, I will be too. There are NOT a whole lot of fucking people left in the United Commonwealth It makes NO fucking sense to kill off the youngest, the most intelligent, the ones with the most to contribute to society This book tries to sell the fact that it s hard to govern a nation that s too large.ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME Look at fucking China, India, the current United States Granted, not the best of governments, but people still live, people still manage to survive, most can still make a living No goverment is perfect, no nation is perfect, no matter how large, how small.And you expect us to believe that it s ok to kill off the best young people in a nation of, perhaps, several hundred thousand, BECAUSE IT S HARD TO GOVERN A LARGE COUNTRY Especially when you can just erase their memory No Fuck no I m not a fucking idiot.Now I Ain t Sayin She s a Mary Sue But Cia is so fucking bloody perfect Shit would turn into flowers if you flung it at her headYou figured out the purpose of the final test faster than anyone expected Professor Holt and Dr Barnes were disturbed by how quickly you recognized the insolvability of the task Dr Barnes said The Testing demonstrated that one of your greatest strengths is your willingness to trust your intuitionCia is a genius, awe inspiringly flawless in every conceivable way Her intelligence is legendary The students at the University take pre emptive tests to see how many classes they can handle Theclasses, the better, theintelligent the student Everyone has but a few classes Cia has nineYour scores were quite impressive She takes a sheet of gray recycled paper off the table next to her Because of your high examination marks, your class list ischallenging than the others During our Early Studies semester, every student was assigned five courses This schedule has me attending nine. She not only has nine classes, she excels at every single one.Cia passes every single challenge She remembers ancient governing procedures whose incredibly obscure rules allow her to pass a test that nobody else can At the end of that lesson, my teacher mentioned an antiquated law that said any citizen may request a hearing on the Debate Chamber floor. Due to that tremendously obscure law that NOBODY ELSE BUT CIA KNOWS, she is able to singlehandedly pass that challenge.Fails at Failing Even her failures are spectacularwhich is to say, when Cia chooses to fail, it is the right thing to do in that circumstance, because she was MEANT to fail Cia is so good at everything, she knows when failure will equate winning We re not going to beat it I nod at the cluster of observers across the way They don t expect us to, so there s no point in giving them the satisfaction of seeing us try and come up short And of course, she s right Failing is the right way to do things because Cia just so fucking magical and perfect She is praised for knowing when to failThis task was designed to be insurmountable Professor Holt takes the markers and gives me a small smile Ian was told to engage the bridge when we deduced that Cia had figured out that solutionAnd then SHE DOES IT AGAIN Like what the actual FUCK And I understand This wasn t a test I was supposed to pass Just like the final task during the Induction, this was an assignment designed for failure The president wants me to learn that just because something is created by people in power doesn t mean it is to be trusted. It s one thing to be perfect, it s another thing to be so fucking perfect that even your failures are designed to highlight how fucking awesome you are for fucking figuring every single little itty bitty detail out Spare me.Magical Leadership Cia is so bloody perfect that everyone wants her She wails Nooooooooooooooo when she s chosen to be a leader Because of all the fucking BRILLIANT students at the university, nobody is better designed to lead than Cia, right Let me explain the University It is like the fucking Harvard of the future, if Harvard requires both intelligence, physical ability, and skills, and its students are willing to literally murder one another for better grades, you get the drift.Ok, maybe not I ve been told that it is pretty much murder to get a better grade than your peers at Harvardbut I digress.My point is that all the students at the University are tremendously capable, are intellectually brilliant, are completely amazing learners, leader in every way How else could they have passed the Testing But out of all of these awe inspiring, brilliant students, Cia is single handedly selected to be the best, the brightest She is hand selected by the President of the United Commonwealth to be her internAfter discussing your Testing results and academic achievements with Dr Barnes and Professor Holt, I asked that you be assigned to intern in my office The president s smile widens My office has never been included in the University internship programJust fucking awesome The President has never had an intern before, and has never had interest in an intern beforeuntil Cia.Brilliant.Insidious Girl Hate There is no slut shaming, but there is a very strong current of distrust and sly undertones of hate towards the other women in this book The females in this book, the very brilliant, very capable females, I must mention, are all portrayed as stone cold, emotionless bitches.Her close friend, Stacia, is cold Hard Determined Cia is much the same, but somehow, Stacia s determination is portrayed as BAD whereas we re supposed to sympathize with Cia Her laugh makes me flinch It s cold and practical Hard Determined Stacia is smart, but I ve often wondered if it s these other traits that helped her survive The Testing. She sees competition in other girls, Cia always see something underlying in a common gesture of courtesy Himani s smile is bright, but something about the narrowing of her eyes reminds me of a cat stalking a field mouse. A girl is sharp, even when compared to a friendly, smiling boy Rawson s trio is completed by a sweet faced boy named Enzo and a girl with sharp features called Juliet. Cia seems to think so much better of the guys than she does her fellow female students Boys are always described with so muchkindness than other females His face is thin and narrow His smile warm and angelic Trustworthy. Boys remind her of her brothers, girls are conniving bitches In his fitted black pants, shiny black boots, and deep purple shirt, Ian isthan a little imposing Until he grins The sternness disappears, replaced by an exuberance that makes me think of my brother Win. Red lips Evil Scary The marks of an evil witch that is noted quite pointedly Even a respected professor is not immune to thecharge Her hair is slicked off her face Her scarlet painted lips curl into an expression of geniality as she addresses those of us assembled here who are in her charge. Terrifying Dressed in deep crimson, Professor Holt stands near the fireplace Lips that match the color of her jumpsuit are curved into a smile. Other girls are giggly, pampered, spoiled Why paint the University as the penultimate institute of education if you re going to put in dumb female character to be insidiously noted by Cia Not even the President of the United Commonwealth, the most powerful woman in the country, is immune to being painted in a bad light She is cold, unmaternal, inhuman in her iciness Her face is long and angular Not what most would call beautiful But the almond shaped brown eyes and strong jaw would draw attention anywhere Almost all the United Commonwealth presidents have been female It has been argued that women are less aggressive,maternal, and thusfocused on the well being of the country s people Less focused on politics or power Perhaps this is true, but there is nothing maternal about President Collindar s appearance or voice Both carry a shimmer of absolute authority. There are many men whom Cia trusts in this book The same cannot be said about the women.I completely hate the attitude that there can only be one bright, prevailing female presence in a book

  2. says:

    This is not the fantastic sequel to a fantastic book This is like waking up next to the guy you met the night before and who then seemed sexy and attractive after the alcohol glamour is wearing of, monster headaches cloud your mind and you see that he looks nothing like Brad Pitt, not even remotely It s like waking up, going to the bathroom and seeing a female doppelg nger of Heath Ledger The Joker in the mirror instead of your usual face, mascara and lipstick inches away from where they w This is not the fantastic sequel to a fantastic book This is like waking up next to the guy you met the night before and who then seemed sexy and attractive after the alcohol glamour is wearing of, monster headaches cloud your mind and you see that he looks nothing like Brad Pitt, not even remotely It s like waking up, going to the bathroom and seeing a female doppelg nger of Heath Ledger The Joker in the mirror instead of your usual face, mascara and lipstick inches away from where they were supposed to stay according to the ads and the money you spent on them and an enormous new pimple on your forehead just to make it perfect Independent Study is the same disappointment Laura Bickle s The Outside The Hallowed Ones 2 felt like a 4 5 star wow that was awesome first installment followed by a 1 star what the fuck just happened sequel One of the disturber is the subliminal slut shamingThere is one woman only, the President of the United Commonwealth, that isn t portrayed negatively, but she sports no female attributes either The president stands seven inches taller than I Her face is long and angular Not what most would call beautiful But the almond shaped brown eyes and strong jaw would draw attention anywhere there is nothing maternal about President Collindar s appearance or voice Both carry a shimmer of absolute authority.All other female characters in this story are outright mean, cold, conniving, giggling and simply all of them can t be trusted Even the one that comes as close as possible to be a friend like Stacia who spends a lot of time with Cia, can t be trusted because of that cold smile Stacia Only a handful of people have the ability to shape their lives and the lives of those around them To become one of those people, I have to prove I can do whatever is necessary to succeed She laughs So I will Her laugh makes me flinch It s cold and practical Hard.Determined Stacia is smart, but I ve often wondered if it s these other traits that helped her survive The Testing Himanbi Biseck, a dark skinned girl, is described having a bright smile,but something about the narrowing of her eyes reminds me of cat stalking a field mouseKit, one of the other Testing candidates, tosses her waist length hair and smiles, amused and smug Professor Holt, Cia s adversary, has attributes of a bloody snake, with her hair slicked off her face and the scarlet painted lips curling or curved into a smile Why does Cia need to feel superior or better why DOES she feel inferior to other females Why does the author feel the necessity to single Cia out I don t know But even if there was one other kind AND pretty female character it wouldn t take away from Cia as our main character Since when is it socially unacceptable to dress up and put on red lipstick or have waist long hair The whole intention of this book is to set Cia up as LeaderIf nothing happens to alter Symon s plans, my brother, the rebels, and hundreds of selected Testing candidates will die Dr Barnes and his team will win I refuse to let that happen But the only way to stop it is to create a new rebellion A rebellion free of Dr Barnes s control For that, I will have to step up and be the leader the University is teaching me to be Deep in my heart, I hear Michal s voice whisper the words You re smart, Cia You re strong There are people like me on your side who know you can make it Please, prove I m right No other character in this book qualifies to lead not the helpless president, or her boyfriend Tomas, not even the leader of the resistance Symon Face to face with Cia s awesomeness, her specialness, her outstanding superiority it s a wonder water doesn t immediately turn to wine Please wait while I worship the ground she s walking on She is really that speshul Self doubt and thoughts of suicide she can overcome it in 5 sentences Our Cia can overcome fear and terror simply by dreaming to shatter ice walls Hopeless situation Haven t you learned by now There is no hopeless situation for Cia because there is always something her brother, her father or her teacher told her, some reclusive childhood memory she can relate to even in the middle of danger She just closes her eyes and thinks She is the child of Vicky the Viking and MacGyver And if not then there is still the BAG I hated that fucking bag She packs and repacks that bag at least a thousand times If she goes out of campus for 2 hours she packs several loaves of bread, apples and pears and even a change of clothes She is that outstanding that the University gives her 9 classes whereas all other students have 5 or six She is that extraordinary that even the goddamn President of the United Commonwealth wants her, and only her It s a wonder she doesn t poop rainbows and shit sparkly diamonds I would expect nothing less from her President Collindar speaks before I can wonder what the reference means I was intrigued when we met during your Induction Of all the students who came into the Debate Chamber, you were the only one who recited the request without error and the only female who made the attempt for her team Taking that kind of risk in public is oftendifficult for women than men But a girl like you, Malencia, a girl who is willing to risk embarrassment and possible failure by taking control of the Debate Chamber floor will belikely to tell me what I need to know Hold on a minute while I gag Everybody needs her ergo nobody is save from her She is THE HERO and saves the day every fucking time Cia is so great she doesn t need help She even persuades Tomas, her boyfriend, with a kissI put all my love in the kiss and I know he will do as I askto leave her in order to do the dangerous stuff alone, because she is smaller and faster and will be safer on her own The rest of the book made no senseIt would have been pretty interesting to see Cia and Tomas trying to understand the machinations behind The Testing, their first contact to the resistance and also finding like minded students But Tomas is for the most part not present, we are being told not shown about the resistance, the conspiracies and the political background Like minded students Maybe there are some, but YOU CAN T TRUST THEM and they are sure as death not female I disliked this book so much

  3. says:

    Unbelievable you have to read too grasp just how good this book series is It s full of passion for what s right, the determination to change the sadistic system Yet the passion and corruption on the other side, to keep things status quo It s unthinkable what these students are put through when excepted to go off to college for their education They first need to go through a test of wits, bravery, pressure, problem solving, will to survive, compassion and when to have no compassion Once they Unbelievable you have to read too grasp just how good this book series is It s full of passion for what s right, the determination to change the sadistic system Yet the passion and corruption on the other side, to keep things status quo It s unthinkable what these students are put through when excepted to go off to college for their education They first need to go through a test of wits, bravery, pressure, problem solving, will to survive, compassion and when to have no compassion Once they finish this test the ones who make it go onto college What a relief right.wrong they never stop being tested It s a test of wills and intelligence throughout, between the teachers, a rebel group that isn t what it was supposed to be, students and a President who seems to be trying to do what s right I m onto the next book in this amazing series I can t wait to find out what happens between these different fractions Who will have the smarts, patients, tenacity, and be able to out wit the other fractions I can t wait to find out This book and the others in the series are, sit on the edge of your seat, eyes bulging in disbelief, emotional rollercoaster and unpredictable You re just not sure if it s to hell, or salvation

  4. says:

    As a sequel to the Testing, this book is just as amazing The tests and challenges laid in this story become evenimpossible and extremely dangerous as the main characters go through the tests as official university students because this time, the students have to go through the tests while trying to attend every class in their respective fields They may be already admitted as university students but that does not mean they are safe from severe and life changing punishment of failing a tes As a sequel to the Testing, this book is just as amazing The tests and challenges laid in this story become evenimpossible and extremely dangerous as the main characters go through the tests as official university students because this time, the students have to go through the tests while trying to attend every class in their respective fields They may be already admitted as university students but that does not mean they are safe from severe and life changing punishment of failing a test Deeper discoveries and truths get revealed in this book including the whole concept behind the so called university and its role in the society

  5. says:

    A friend was kind enough to send me her advance copy of this book, the sequel to my new favorite dystopian series and perhaps book of 2013 , The Testing There s been a pattern with a lot of the dystopian series titles to fall off in quality significantly in the second book in the series looking at you specifically, Divergent Not so with Independent Study.Taking place not long after The Testing, where Cia is now in the University, taking classes, and otherwise trying to keep her head down wh A friend was kind enough to send me her advance copy of this book, the sequel to my new favorite dystopian series and perhaps book of 2013 , The Testing There s been a pattern with a lot of the dystopian series titles to fall off in quality significantly in the second book in the series looking at you specifically, Divergent Not so with Independent Study.Taking place not long after The Testing, where Cia is now in the University, taking classes, and otherwise trying to keep her head down while solving the issues in front of her Of course, as one would expect from a dystopian totalitarian government, they rekind of on to her The good news is that the rebel faction is making inroads in the government, and Cia s the next best hope The Testing was great not because it broke a lot of new ground, because it didn t, but because it took the dystopian template created in The Hunger Games and Divergent and perfected it Is Independent Study as good as The Testing Probably not, but it s different it relies less on violence and force andon the thinking processes in order to ensure survival It abandons the mystery of a bunch of kids fighting over one goal to a larger political conspiracy, which is right down my alley anyway Even with the template being pretty standard boilerplate, it succeeds in throwing a few curveballs.This is a great, great page turner That the final book isn t due for close to a year is heartbreaking, and I m hoping I can get my hands on the third book early as I did the first two, because waiting is going to be very difficult Add this to your lists, and get ready for it when it s finally out, because you re not going to want to miss out

  6. says:

    This is indeed a great continuation of the first book It may not be as action packed as the first one,and a bit slower,but there were heart pounding moments especially on the Testing games they went through once again In this book,Cia and Tomas,along with their fellow freshmen Colony students candidates were about to meet the students of Tosu when they were sent to University in Tosu City.In this new environment,Cia gained new friends and perhaps,some enemies that she s struggling to decide w This is indeed a great continuation of the first book It may not be as action packed as the first one,and a bit slower,but there were heart pounding moments especially on the Testing games they went through once again In this book,Cia and Tomas,along with their fellow freshmen Colony students candidates were about to meet the students of Tosu when they were sent to University in Tosu City.In this new environment,Cia gained new friends and perhaps,some enemies that she s struggling to decide who to trust,and who to fear now that things gotpolitical.I loved how JOELLE CHARBONNEAU fashioned this into a very intriguing plot,and I really think this is an interesting next step in this series.The twist at the ending blew me away,and I don t know if I m gonna get over it..unless,I d get on to its final book now

  7. says:

    Not much better than the first one, this book is pretty much what I expected.This series is almost like dystopia brain candy It s just fun and entertaining, but not much substance The main character, Cia, is just too perfect, but not in a good way She never does anything wrong and doesn t have any flaws, this gets kinda annoying, it s unrealistic, and I can t connect to her She is an ok character to read about, and it s interesting how she figures out all of the tests, but there s not much m Not much better than the first one, this book is pretty much what I expected.This series is almost like dystopia brain candy It s just fun and entertaining, but not much substance The main character, Cia, is just too perfect, but not in a good way She never does anything wrong and doesn t have any flaws, this gets kinda annoying, it s unrealistic, and I can t connect to her She is an ok character to read about, and it s interesting how she figures out all of the tests, but there s not muchto her Another thing that bothers me about this book is that it doesn t allow you to ask any questions for yourself Cia asks SO MANY questions in her narration, so therefore, the reader doesn t get to really think about anything Cia just asks the questions for you It s like the author wants to make sure you know what you should be questioning and thinking about It gets a little aggravating and I feel like I m being babied in a way. The plot and world is fairly intriguing, but nothing super unique There are a few cool twists, but nothing that left me speechless Don t even get me started on the romance , if you can even call it that That aspect of the book just weirds me out. This series is good if you love dystopia and want something light, entertaining, and fast There is not much else to it I will read the next book because I do find the plot interesting and I want to know what happens

  8. says:

    Recieved an ARC from The Book Twirps giveaway I had the same problem with the second book as I had with the first Cia is the bestest most brightest person in the world.Seriously.She is surrounded by the most brightest students in the country.And yet she is FAR superior If the brightest were ranked a 10 out of 10 She s be a 100 If you re going to writes a book about everyone being smart, you have to make everyone actually smart.The only time other student s show that they re smart is if they Recieved an ARC from The Book Twirps giveaway I had the same problem with the second book as I had with the first Cia is the bestest most brightest person in the world.Seriously.She is surrounded by the most brightest students in the country.And yet she is FAR superior If the brightest were ranked a 10 out of 10 She s be a 100 If you re going to writes a book about everyone being smart, you have to make everyone actually smart.The only time other student s show that they re smart is if they re working against Cia But it rarely happens because Cia is the only smart person in the whole university of giftedly smart students I love the world and plot and characters But Cia just seems Way too OP Over powered in the intelligence department I found myself skimming large amount of this book when Cia droned on like a science teacher explaining why she knew everything in the world I don t need a page long explanation of why the pink poison ivy plant is bad I ll read the last book because I like the PLOT But I ll most likely be skimming huge chunks and pages when Cia goes into teacher mode

  9. says:

    I m giving this three stars because overall, it was a perfectly fine second book It wasn t super terrible like Crossed my go to example for disappointing second books , but then again it didn t really wow me Since almost everyone had their memories wiped at the end of the first book, the author pretty much just uses the same recipe all over again in this one some dangerous tests, a whole lot of untrustworthy people and a heroine that can do no wrong like literally, she s unrealistically I m giving this three stars because overall, it was a perfectly fine second book It wasn t super terrible like Crossed my go to example for disappointing second books , but then again it didn t really wow me Since almost everyone had their memories wiped at the end of the first book, the author pretty much just uses the same recipe all over again in this one some dangerous tests, a whole lot of untrustworthy people and a heroine that can do no wrong like literally, she s unrealistically amazing at everything Unfortunately, readers probably did not have their memories wiped like the characters did, which means for people like me who re read The Testing recently in order to refresh my memory, Independent Study seemed pretty much exactly the same For the first half anyway.The second half of the book was your typical middle book of a YA dystopian trilogy I ve read enough of them by now to recognise the formula First book introduces the dystopian society, characters, etc.Second book expands on the dystopian society and the characters, introduces the rebellion because come on, there s always a rebellion.Third book rebellion Unless you re Crossed, in which case the second book is comprised of a bit of walking, some poetry and absolutely nothing else Sorry One day I will eventually stop referencing that book in all of my reviews So yeah, the second half of Independent Study is basically the I love Cia show, because she s so muchamazing than everyone else and everyone knows it, and thus she is solely responsible for saving the entire world I m not even exaggerating In the synopsis for the third book, it says thatTesting survivor Cia Vale knows that she alone can lead the rebellion against the governmentYes, because a 17 year old girl is the only person in the whole world who can do something I mean, haven t we moved past the whole Chosen One phenomenon in literature by now Sorry, Harry Potter I still love you Anyway, it s taken me this massive review pretty much to say that Independent Study was okay It was fine I finished it and didn t feel like I wanted to kill myself afterwards And with some of the books I ve read recently I m looking at you, Slaughterhouse Five that s definitely saying something

  10. says:

    Joelle Charbonneau has written another enticing read that is filled to the brim with exictement and action and stabbed me in the gut, time and time again With everything a good dystopian should be, Joelle Charbonneau has continued to raise the stakes and expand this brilliant world.The questions this book raises are so thought provoking and powerful, and I love the ease at which they are incorporated into the plot The stakes are raised in Independent Study to a new high, and I was completely e Joelle Charbonneau has written another enticing read that is filled to the brim with exictement and action and stabbed me in the gut, time and time again With everything a good dystopian should be, Joelle Charbonneau has continued to raise the stakes and expand this brilliant world.The questions this book raises are so thought provoking and powerful, and I love the ease at which they are incorporated into the plot The stakes are raised in Independent Study to a new high, and I was completely engaged from the get go I tore through the pages, never wanting to put it down.As the story moves on, the characters, especially Cia, really come into their own I enjoyed watching the characters grow as the situations they are presented with require Michal remains my favorite character of the series, so seeing him pop up again was nice The ending killed me Absolutely killed me The rapid succession at which this trilogy has come out helps, as the wait is less, and I already am antsy to tear through the pages of Graduation Day Independent Study built on the foundation that The Testing started and expanded everything that was great I continue to love everything about this trilogy and am excited to see which direction Joelle Charbonneau takes the story in the last book

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